Bronze Age ships are depicted in several major Egyptian eastern desert wadis. Based on their style and parallels with Egyptian valley pottery vessel depictions, we can assign a date of 3500-3000 BC. to these drawings. In spite of earlier assertions, we can now note that they represent Bronze Age ships of the Red Sea. Obsidian from Late Pre-Dynastic and Early Dnastic sites in Egypt [3500-2700 BC] came from the southern Red Sea area as documented by trace analysis.